Welcome to Make it Monday!
It’s September!! Holy crap, where is this year going?? I am not sure to be honest. Life with kids seems to get busier each year. Which in turn means that each year flies past faster and faster. Not a fan of this!
If you check in on this blog regularly you may have noticed my “closed for cleaning” photo last Monday. I really was cleaning on Monday, but then with the rush, excitement and mayhem of Back to School I had a bit of a melt down. I’ll probably talk more about that on Wednesday (or in a subsequent Words on Wednesday post) but suffice it to say that for the first time in a long time, my Scrap Cave was not a refuge. With no motivation to make anything came nothing to post about. So … I took the week off.
My blog, my prerogative right?
But I have reached a (perhaps temporary) state of equilibrium again and have been churning projects out of my Scrap Cave with gusto. Today’s cards are part of that renewed crafty inclination. (Don’t forget to see my latest #the20project layout too.)
In fact, they were inspired by someone who purchased an item from me via Varagesale. She asked if I had any Good Luck cards and so brought my attention to a hole in my inventory.
There are lots of different products and ideas at play with these so let’s break it down a bit.
I liked the idea of horseshoes symbolizing luck so created a cut file and got busy.
Very sorry about the blurry nature of these photos. I really need to take my DSLR in to be looked at. 🙁
Back to the cards: I cut my file out of black, white shimmer, and grey card stock. That way I could assemble it in multiple colour ways. I really like this one though with the black outline. My cut file also included a pinked circle sized to fit the stamped and die cut sentiment.
This was the first card I made and while I liked it, it seemed a little bare.
With this one I used some of the papers from my September Simon Says Stamp card kit and added some ribbon from my stash. I like the texture the ribbon adds!
Since I had my card kit out, I tried adding a few of the balloon stamps to see what it looked like. I loved it!
A bit of glitter glue as an accent was all the finishing touch I needed.
I liked playing with my embossing folders and using up some older 6×6 papers.
And with a little of the Rock ‘n’ Roll stamping technique, I even added a fun visual texture to the balloons.
Then I picked up an order of dies from Simon Says Stamp and …
Be still my heart!
First I stamped that cloud background using an October Afternoon back ground stamp. Then I used on my new scalloped rectangle dies to die cut the card front. Love how it fits perfectly onto an A2 card (that’s a 4.25 x 5.5″ card).
I’d already decided to die cut a rainbow into the middle of the card so I went ahead and did that plus I used the same die to cut out rainbows from six scrap pieces of card stock. Assembling the rainbow was a teeny bit finicky but the end result was worth it! Oh, I adhered the card front to the card base before gluing on each individual rainbow stripe.
The clouds were cut with my Silhouette. I inked them with the same blue ink I used to stamp the sentiment and the background. That gives them a bit of depth.
In the previous cards I’d die cut my sentiment with a circle die in a close size. I really wanted it to be pinked though! Wish granted as in my order was a long awaited set of layered pinked circles! Hallelujah!
And there you have it. I think I’m pretty well stocked for Good Luck cards now!
Hopefully my good luck will rub off on you and this will be a great week for you all. And me too! Have a wonderful Monday everyone. See you soon.
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